Friends of the Fall River Public Library

Friends of the Fall River Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization of library supporters who have been working together since 1973 to help the Fall River Public Library serve the community.

Our Record of Service: Friends help the library through sponsorship of special programs, such as book talks, art programs, and cultural events; contributions of books and equipment; and publicizing and supporting library needs.

On Being a Friend: Goals of the Friends are to focus public attention on the Fall River Public Library; to stimulate the use of its resources and services; to encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests; and to cooperate in developing library services and facilities in the Fall River community.

Benefits of Membership: Free admission to all Friends-sponsored special events; invitation to the annual meeting and reception; receipt of mailings containing information and notice of events of special interest to library supporters; Friends early entrance to book sales and satisfaction of being involved in a community service.

Become a Friend! Anyone interested in our goals may become a member. Simply pick up a membership form during library hours, complete it, and mail it along with your annual dues to: Friends of the Fall River Public Library, Inc., 104 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720. Or you can download the membership form, fill it in, and mail it or drop it off at the library, along with your annual dues.

All funds raised go to benefit the library.

Friends of the Library Board:

Ms. Mary Agnes Murphy, President

Mr. Thomas Sousa, Vice-President

Ms. Angie Gastall & Ms. Patricia Taylor, Secretaries

Mr. Richard Lemay, Treasurer


Ms. Cheryl Costa

Mr. Keith Costa

Ms. Clara Fallon

Ms. Janice Farrell

Ms. Lilliana Gagliardi

Ms. Mary Agnes Murphy

Ms. Elizabeth O'Neill

Ms. Fran Rachlin

Ms. Carol Siembab

Ms. Liane Verville, ex officio

Friends Bookstore


The Friends of the Fall River Public Library Bookstore
is open year-round. The bookstore, located on the second floor balcony of the library, offers gently used paperback and hardcover books, audio books, music CDs, movies, and children's items. It's a great way to pick up some bargains and support the library!


The Friends Bookstore is normally open 9 am - 4 pm on days that the library is open. Hours may vary, so please call the library to confirm. The Friends are always in need of volunteers to staff the bookstore, so join and donate your time to a good cause!


The Friends of the Library accepts limited donations of gently used books for our bookstore and the Little Free Library. Please note that we are not able to provide estimates of monetary value of donated books for tax purposes, and that we are not able to accept encyclopedias, textbooks, or older formats such as cassette and VHS tapes. Please call first before bringing books in. See our Book Donations page for more info.

Membership Form

Download and print this form and mail it with your donation to: Friends of the Fall River Public Library, Inc., 104 N. Main St., Fall River, MA 02720, OR drop it off at the library on your next visit!